University: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Office: Curtin Hall 587
Web Site: http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/english/faculty/kincaid.html
Ph.D., Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, 2001, University of Minnesota
Teaching and Research Interests:
Literary and Cultural Theory, Modern Irish Literature and History, Theories of Architecture and Urban Space.
My current project, entitled, "Holding the Center: The Geographies of Consolidation and the Emergence of Postcolonial Dublin", is a cultural reading of urban space in Dublin. It examines urban planning along with theoretical questions of historiography and national identity. Through literary exploration (specifically, a study of Ireland's relatively new and burgeoning genre, memoir), and analyses of town planning, architecture and urban history, I argue that the city became a principal site of struggle between nationalists and colonialists. I maintain that many of the problems associated with Ireland's colonial past are still unresolved and are clearly visible in the contemporary urban environment, and in its urban literatures.
I am also currently investigating the effect of golf courses on the Irish landscape.